Unformatted text preview: maintain order. Without law enforcement and its regulations, society would have much worse problems than expected. Some examples are tickets, citations, fines, penalties, etc. The governments power also makes citizens do things that we do not wish on doing. As citizens we are required to pay taxes. Paying taxes is not ones first priority when trying to run an adequate household. Paying taxes is a burden to some families who barely have enough to put food on the table for their own, much less pay taxes at the end of the year. I believe this form of power is the same in other contexts. Its meaning is basically the same just used in a different form. Tom Sawyer used his own type of power in convincing his friends that whitewashing a fence was fun. No matter how it’s used it’s the meaning of “Power”, in getting somebody or something to do what you want....
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